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Beautiful Home - Walk to Lake Michigan

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Nestled between Saugatuck & South Haven (15 minutes either way), we’re located in the charming four-cornered town of Glenn. The drive from Chicago or Detroit is about 2 ½ hours.

We are a 3 minute walk to Lake Michigan, down a dirt road to a natural incline – one of the rare access points without stairs to the beach.

Our house is six years old with all the custom amenities and is naturally clean, clean, clean. The open floor plan includes central air, a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and an island with four stools, a dining space and a comfortable sitting area. We often ‘unplug’ while in Glenn, but it’s nice having WiFi throughout the house and a 46” flat panel TV with cable.

The Master Bedroom (king bed) is on first floor with a walk-in shower that opens to a deck with private outdoor shower. Two large guest bedrooms (queen beds) with full baths are located upstairs, as is a private loft that sleeps two (twin beds). The loft shares the larger of the two upstairs bathrooms. We do not take children under 5.

Our 'Zero-Step' house makes it easy to get everywhere on the first floor, including the lovely screened porch and rear deck with porch swing and gas grill.

The beauty of our neighborhood and beach is its natural serenity; and we’re located in an area with few rentals. This is not the place for loud large parties, fireworks and late hours.

Enjoy your quiet surroundings minutes from Saugatuck, Douglas, South Haven and Holland. There are plenty of art galleries, quaint shops, antique stores, fruit farms/stands and numerous golf courses in the area.

During High Season we only rent from Saturday to Saturday.

Keywords: clean, cottage, Lake Michigan, summer rental, accessible house,

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 2018

About Barbara

We spend our leisure time gardening, traveling, reading and exploring culinary interests - though not necessarily in that order.

Barbara purchased this house in 2010

Why Barbara chose Fennville

We love the Saugatuck area and wanted to build a serene country house that was close enough to everything. We found the perfect locale in Glenn.

What makes this house unique

Large guest bedrooms with private baths are always a nice surprise for our guests; and walking the country roads and Lake Michigan beaches never gets tiring.


Fennville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Minimum age for children is 5 years old. Children must be potty trained - No Diapers.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bath on main floor - toilet , sink and toilet
    Master Bath - Large walk-in shower, with door to private deck
    Upstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3.5 Baths in total
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ensuite Master Bedroom on first floor with walk-in shower - 1 king
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Ensuite Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Ensuite Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has its own full bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Access to 1600 feet of Lake Michigan beach, Outdoor shower


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average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Perfect lakeside getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious, and well-managed property in close proximity to beatiful beaches & countryside. I only wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Outstanding Rental!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home has everything you could possibly need! The bedrooms are large and thoughtfully furnished. The kitchen is well-equipped. The owners have provided all the gear you need for a day at the beach, and the bikes to encourage you to bike, not drive, to the Glenn Store for your newspapers. The house is any easy 15 minute trip to South Haven to the south or Douglas/Saugatuck to the north. The outside living areas are a delight. A shaded screened porch and two decks on the back. Take the time to wander around the wildflowers and grasses in the back. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay another week. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue, thanks for your kind review! We're glad you appreciated our home and made the most of the area. Please do return! Barbara
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Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 has stayed at Barbara and Rich 's place 3 times. It's a lovely house with quality construction and finishes. They do a fantastic job of maintaining it and every year there are new plantings enhancing the grounds. Quiet and serene, a short walk to the Lake, and a short drive to Saugatuck, South Haven, Holland for restaurants and shopping. Orchards, farm stands, wineries, decent bike rides and good golf are all nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sidney, Nice having you back. Looks like you've discovered all the area has to offer. For the bicycling enthusiast, check out the Kal-Haven Trail which runs from South Haven to Kalamazoo. Hope to see you again, Barbara
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Retreat indeed!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This place was wonderful inside and out! Beautifully decorated and very clean and well kept! Loved all of the special things about this property, outdoor shower, porches and swing, gardens were beautiful. House was comfortable and had everything we needed and then some! Location was wonderful. Peaceful and close to the lake for beautiful sunset viewing. Easy drive to several popular towns that we enjoyed visiting. Thanks for sharing your house and we hope to come back. Soon!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review! We also enjoy exploring the nearby towns and winding down at our quiet retreat in Glenn. We hope to see you again.
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Beautiful and very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful and contained everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Very spacious and warm.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marcia, We're glad our home supplied everything your family desired at this momentous time in your life! Congratulations, Barbara
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Absolutely stunning modern farmhouse in a very peaceful setting!

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our family time at your beautiful Glenn Retreat! Thank you for sharing it with us. We enjoyed Oval Beach, taking our children to downtown Holland, bike riding, the peaceful setting, gorgeous landscape, your amazing kitchen for all of our family's chefs, the decks and screened porch areas. Your homes interior is beautiful. We stayed in almost the entire time for meals and shared the cooking. It was wonderful! We look forward to coming back with our three daughters and two awesome son in laws. 😊�

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kaylene, We're glad your family was able to share quality time in Glenn and visit some of our neighboring towns. We also enjoy visiting beautiful downtown Holland and Saugatuck's Oval Beach. Thanks for taking such good care of our home and we would be happy to have you stay again! Barbara
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Gerald Ford Int'l Airport
Nearest Beach
0.12 Miles
Glenn Beach, lightly populated public beach

Nearby vineyards with tasting rooms and tours, Art Galleries and Antique Shops, Golfing, a variety of Beaches, and Meijer Botanical Garden in Grand Rapids




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates include all fees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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